I was having a look over Afet's wish list thread, and got a bit inspired and decided to see what I could come up with. This is the first one nearly finished, and is my response to his 'evil mage' request. As such, I'm colouring him with largely dark, muted colours, but I imagine with a lighter pallette and a couple of tweaks he could quite easily serve as a magic-user of some other kind (although he'd still look pretty grim regardless).
I've got a couple of others on the way, including a half-dragon warrior (which could again quite easily double, probably as a demon of some sort) and a blacksmith (with anvil, of course).
He's almost ready; he pretty much just needs some shade and highlight, and maybe a little texturing.
Very nice! And now you see how nice capes are, makes the rear views so much easier.
For shading, what I have started doing is creating a new layer. Set it to MULTIPLY, then use an airbrush and add your shading, don't worry about being perfect, and use as large of a brush size as you can ,this will give softer shadows. Also ,set the brush to 50% OPACITY so it takes several strokes to turn it black. Once your done painting, use a hard edged erasure and clean up all the edges. do this before adding the thick outline, this way you don't have to be perfect. The set the whole layer to 70% opacity. You can also mess around with the different transparency modes to see what looks cool, but this will darken the color underneath.
I hope that made sense, don't ask me any specific questions about the exact tools or anything because the actual software is not important, all photo editors and painter use these tools.
Most of all, experiment and see what looks cool. JIM
Really? I thought he looked okay when I test printed him, although he could possibly do with a little more colour to his skin. Is yours looking washed out in general, or would you suggest particular areas that need beefing up?
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9